From space, the Australian Outback looks like a Jackson Pollock painting

CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield's tweets of photos taken from the International Space Station continue to give us a fresh perspective on our planet. All of the images are breathtaking, but this photo of the Australian Outback is particularly striking, resembling paint brushed across a canvas. » 1/26/13 10:30am 1/26/13 10:30am

Opal Mining: A Damn Good Way to Get Yourself Killed

Opal-mining is one of the world's most harrowing pursuits, but potentially one of the most rewarding as well. To find opals, a modern treasure hunter must dig random holes in areas of known deposits, and then lowering him- or herself down a 20 meter shaft. Besides the obvious problem of claustrophobia, and the danger… » 1/25/13 8:18am 1/25/13 8:18am

Would Ryan Reynolds return for Green Lantern 2? Plus the Marvel Studios…

Damon Lindelof explains why Ridley Scott's Prometheus is more than just an Alien prequel. Guillermo del Toro confirms a key bit of Pacific Rim casting. Plus a former Doctor Who star is possibly headed to Game of Thrones! » 6/29/11 6:00am 6/29/11 6:00am